Senior Scientist and Acoustics Expert
James Dawson joined BioSonics in 1981, initially specializing in development of mobile survey and fixed-location techniques. Before coming to BioSonics, Mr. Dawson was Staff Biologist at the University of Washington’s Fisheries Research Institute through 1980. Primary tasks included design of scientific surveys, collection and analysis of acoustic data, and report writing. He has also worked in the development of products and algorithms. He specializes in shallow water applications, detection and tracking of underwater acoustic targets, and sonar deployment in challenging environments. He has worked on literally hundreds of hydroacoustic projects in rivers, lakes, ponds, reservoirs, hydroelectric power facilities, and marine environments.